Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Activity Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Lowest Altitute Approximately 820 meters Besishahar

Highest Altitute Approximately 5416 meters Thorong la pass

Diffuculty Moderate

Duration 21 days

Best Season March-May, September-November

Cost $ 699 / Person

Group size Minimum one to Maximum Fifty

Indulge on heaven of natural beauty passing along the trail amidst numerous culturally abundant villages and crossing highest pass Thorong la as well as accessing world’s highest lake Tilicho lake.
The Tilicho lake located on south western part of Annapurna circuit encompasses captivating awesome Himalayan peaks, magnetic vision of iconic sceneries apart from chance to explore nature’s wealth in Himalayan region from every nook and cranny. The reflective vision of silver gray peaks on lake’s sparkling water and stunning vision of Annapurna wall makes trek memorable.
Tilicho lake; enveloped by towering snow peaks comprises rapturous vision of glistening snowcapped Himalayan peaks along crossing of challenging highest pass Thorong la.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Airport

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besishahar drive

Drive from Kathmandu along Prithvi Highway passing Dumre to reach Besisahar taking seven hours.

Day 03: Besishahar to Ngadi passing  Bahundanda

The trek begins from Besisahar passing through flat level trail enchanting on green sceneries   along the coast of Marshyandi river for short duration then climb upward trail to reach Bahundanda to attach with culturally rich Gurung community receiving their warm welcome after having lunch at Ngadi.

Day 04: Bahundanda to Jagat or Chamje

The journey moves from Bahundanda trekking on steep uphill trail via rice terraces from Ngadi till we reach LaliGaon. The path goes down along the river and we walk downhill to reach Jagat after climbing steep uphill for short duration. We can have overnight Stay at Jagat or Then, we cross forest walking on vertically zigzag path on our way to Chamje from Jagat.

Day 05: Chamje to Sattale tal crossing  Dharapani

We continue our journey on downhill trail that leads to river and cross suspension bridge to ascend steep uphill trail till we reach Sattale. Then, we descend to village Tal wandering on narrow path and pass through Karte to find ourselves on Dharapani.

Day 06: Dharapani to Dhanakyu through Kotho, Chame

We follow path that leads to westward direction up to Manang valley indulging on magnetic vision Annapurna second and Annapurna four. Initially, we walk upward passing through several forests and crossing Dhanakyu, Lattemarang village till we reach Kotho. Then, we follow easy path for half hour to arrive Chame for overnight stay.

Day 07: Chame to Bratang passing lower Pisang 

At continue our journey climbing uphill passing through apple orchard, fir, pine forest then we follow the path to Bratang; military station for troops in past. We walk along the trail that runs via steep and narrow valley to find ourselves on large and beautiful village Pisang.

Day 08: lower Pisang to Manang through Upper Pisang

We move from Pisang to Manang passing through Upper Pisang crossing Geru with breathtaking vision of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as giving sensational experience of standing horizontally front of stunning snow peaks bathed in golden sunlight. We have chance to explore Barge monastery; biggest monastery in Manang district.

Day 09: Rest at Manang

Rest at Manang for acclimatization before crossing Thorong la.

Day 10: Manang to Tillicho Base Camp

We direct our journey to Tilicho Base Camp leaving beautiful village Khangsar and passing through ThareGompa trekking on scree slopes and rocks. We have panoramic vision of snow clad mountains on the way to Tilicho Base Camp from Khangsar.

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho lake and retun to Srikharka

We continue our journey climbing slightly upward over path carpeted by small crystals and shrubs on both sides of path acting as welcoming gate to enchant on lustrous beauty of Tilicho lake; situated on highest place along snow spilling mountains and we return back to Base Camp for lunch and we head toward Srikharka.

Day 12: Srikharka to Ledtar through Yakkharka 

We leave srikharkha to climb up to upper khansar and then step down through flat trials to riverside after walking for 3 hours. After a teak for an hour more we reach yakkharka for lunch. Through the path with a view of Mount Annapurna 3 we move towards Ledtar. 

Day 13: Ledtar to High Camp

We leave Ledtar climbing uphill at beginning then trek down to Marsyandi crossing wooden bridge. We reach ThorongPhedi for short rest before climbing the steep hill for almost an hour on vertically zigzag path to reach High Camp.

Day 14: High Camp to Thorong la pass and Muktinath

We move from High Camp at early morning climbing steep uphill trail immersing on magical vision of glistening snow peaks due to sunlight  till we reach thorong la. Then, we trek down from Thorong la; highest passes in the world from east to west, easiest and safest direction to arrive at Muktinath for overnight stay.

Day 15: Muktinath to Marpha via Jomsom

After relinquishing visit of Muktinath, we continue our journey to kali Gandaki on downhill trail and pass through Jharkot, Khinsar village to arrive at Jomsom. With short recess at Jomsom, we descend to Marpha; culturally rich Thakali village, for overnight stay.

Day 16: Marpha to Kalopani  through Ghasa

We head to Ghasa with eye pleasing glimpse of RukseJharana(Waterfall) on steeply downhill path via pine, rhododendron forests crossing Kalopani. Ghasa; beautiful village on backdrop of mountain popular for birdwatching and wild marijuana.

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani

We trek on steeply downhill path up to RukseJharana leaving Ghasa. Then, we climb slightly upward along the path that runs midst of various human settlements to reach Tatopani; place to enjoy natural hot bath on natural springs on bank of Kali Gandaki river.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani passing Phalate, Chitre

We pass through easy and flat level path before climbing steeply uphill along path amidst different villages and cross Kali Gandaki river to ascend elevated path passing through villages like Phalate, Chitre till we reach Ghorepani.

Day 19: Ghorepani to Poonhill after short hike to Tadapani

Early in the morning with an hour hike to Poonhill enjoy sparkling sunrise view on snowcapped mountains. Then, an hour down trek to Ghorepani, we walk on descending trail crossing GharKhola bridge then pass through Deurali to enjoy peaceful environment of beautiful country village Banthanti. We move uphill from Bantanti to reach Tadapani.

Day 20: Tadapani to Ghandruk

We continue our journey walking gently down along easy route listening rhythmic tone generated from birds and insects chirping passing through rhododendron, oak dense forests. We arrive at Ghandruk village to explore handicraft center and Gurung museum enchanting on the rapturous vision of Himalayan peaks, on Ghandruk.

Day 21: Ghandruk to Nayapool and return drive to Pokhara

We return to Nayapul from Ghandruk trekking on the downhill trail crossing Kimshe till we reach Shaulo Bazaar. Then, we follow path that runs on bank of Modi Khola to find ourselves on Birethanti. Finally, we head to Nayapul to catch a vehicle for one and a half hours’ drive to Pokhara.

Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.

Day 23: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.   

Note

We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.

Day 01: Arrival at Airport

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Besishahar drive

Drive from Kathmandu along Prithvi Highway passing Dumre to reach Besisahar taking seven hours.

Day 03: Besishahar to Ngadi passing  Bahundanda

The trek begins from Besisahar passing through flat level trail enchanting on green sceneries   along the coast of Marshyandi river for short duration then climb upward trail to reach Bahundanda to attach with culturally rich Gurung community receiving their warm welcome after having lunch at Ngadi.

Day 04: Bahundanda to Jagat or Chamje

The journey moves from Bahundanda trekking on steep uphill trail via rice terraces from Ngadi till we reach LaliGaon. The path goes down along the river and we walk downhill to reach Jagat after climbing steep uphill for short duration. We can have overnight Stay at Jagat or Then, we cross forest walking on vertically zigzag path on our way to Chamje from Jagat.

Day 05: Chamje to Sattale tal crossing  Dharapani

We continue our journey on downhill trail that leads to river and cross suspension bridge to ascend steep uphill trail till we reach Sattale. Then, we descend to village Tal wandering on narrow path and pass through Karte to find ourselves on Dharapani.

Day 06: Dharapani to Dhanakyu through Kotho, Chame

We follow path that leads to westward direction up to Manang valley indulging on magnetic vision Annapurna second and Annapurna four. Initially, we walk upward passing through several forests and crossing Dhanakyu, Lattemarang village till we reach Kotho. Then, we follow easy path for half hour to arrive Chame for overnight stay.

Day 07: Chame to Bratang passing lower Pisang 

At continue our journey climbing uphill passing through apple orchard, fir, pine forest then we follow the path to Bratang; military station for troops in past. We walk along the trail that runs via steep and narrow valley to find ourselves on large and beautiful village Pisang.

Day 08: lower Pisang to Manang through Upper Pisang

We move from Pisang to Manang passing through Upper Pisang crossing Geru with breathtaking vision of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as giving sensational experience of standing horizontally front of stunning snow peaks bathed in golden sunlight. We have chance to explore Barge monastery; biggest monastery in Manang district.

Day 09: Rest at Manang

Rest at Manang for acclimatization before crossing Thorong la.

Day 10: Manang to Tillicho Base Camp

We direct our journey to Tilicho Base Camp leaving beautiful village Khangsar and passing through ThareGompa trekking on scree slopes and rocks. We have panoramic vision of snow clad mountains on the way to Tilicho Base Camp from Khangsar.

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho lake and retun to Srikharka

We continue our journey climbing slightly upward over path carpeted by small crystals and shrubs on both sides of path acting as welcoming gate to enchant on lustrous beauty of Tilicho lake; situated on highest place along snow spilling mountains and we return back to Base Camp for lunch and we head toward Srikharka.

Day 12: Srikharka to Ledtar through Yakkharka 

We leave srikharkha to climb up to upper khansar and then step down through flat trials to riverside after walking for 3 hours. After a teak for an hour more we reach yakkharka for lunch. Through the path with a view of Mount Annapurna 3 we move towards Ledtar. 

Day 13: Ledtar to High Camp

We leave Ledtar climbing uphill at beginning then trek down to Marsyandi crossing wooden bridge. We reach ThorongPhedi for short rest before climbing the steep hill for almost an hour on vertically zigzag path to reach High Camp.

Day 14: High Camp to Thorong la pass and Muktinath

We move from High Camp at early morning climbing steep uphill trail immersing on magical vision of glistening snow peaks due to sunlight  till we reach thorong la. Then, we trek down from Thorong la; highest passes in the world from east to west, easiest and safest direction to arrive at Muktinath for overnight stay.

Day 15: Muktinath to Marpha via Jomsom

After relinquishing visit of Muktinath, we continue our journey to kali Gandaki on downhill trail and pass through Jharkot, Khinsar village to arrive at Jomsom. With short recess at Jomsom, we descend to Marpha; culturally rich Thakali village, for overnight stay.

Day 16: Marpha to Kalopani  through Ghasa

We head to Ghasa with eye pleasing glimpse of RukseJharana(Waterfall) on steeply downhill path via pine, rhododendron forests crossing Kalopani. Ghasa; beautiful village on backdrop of mountain popular for birdwatching and wild marijuana.

Day 17: Ghasa to Tatopani

We trek on steeply downhill path up to RukseJharana leaving Ghasa. Then, we climb slightly upward along the path that runs midst of various human settlements to reach Tatopani; place to enjoy natural hot bath on natural springs on bank of Kali Gandaki river.

Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani passing Phalate, Chitre

We pass through easy and flat level path before climbing steeply uphill along path amidst different villages and cross Kali Gandaki river to ascend elevated path passing through villages like Phalate, Chitre till we reach Ghorepani.

Day 19: Ghorepani to Poonhill after short hike to Tadapani

Early in the morning with an hour hike to Poonhill enjoy sparkling sunrise view on snowcapped mountains. Then, an hour down trek to Ghorepani, we walk on descending trail crossing GharKhola bridge then pass through Deurali to enjoy peaceful environment of beautiful country village Banthanti. We move uphill from Bantanti to reach Tadapani.

Day 20: Tadapani to Ghandruk

We continue our journey walking gently down along easy route listening rhythmic tone generated from birds and insects chirping passing through rhododendron, oak dense forests. We arrive at Ghandruk village to explore handicraft center and Gurung museum enchanting on the rapturous vision of Himalayan peaks, on Ghandruk.

Day 21: Ghandruk to Nayapool and return drive to Pokhara

We return to Nayapul from Ghandruk trekking on the downhill trail crossing Kimshe till we reach Shaulo Bazaar. Then, we follow path that runs on bank of Modi Khola to find ourselves on Birethanti. Finally, we head to Nayapul to catch a vehicle for one and a half hours’ drive to Pokhara.

Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.

Day 23: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.   

Note

We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.

Cost Included

- One well trained and professional guide and porter for the trek with their food, accommodation, insurance, transportations and fees cost during the trek.

- A porter for 2 people who could carry upto 20 kg and if only one guest then the guide would be single and would help to carry upto 10 kg.

- Airport pickup and drop up.

- Rescue help if required

- First aid medical kit for guide and porter.

- All government TAX and VAT.

- Annapurna national park permit and TIMS(Trekking Information Management system) Card.

- Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus  and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 

- Nayapul to Pokhara by local vehicle.

- Help to find the best and cheapest accommodation and food during the trek and stay in Nepal.

Cost Excluded

- Accommodation, Meals and drinks during the treks and your stay in Nepal.
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
-Cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.

<p>To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired. Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.) Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary) Duffel Bag Flash Light (Head lamp) Sun glass Water purifier Feet Trekking boots Lightweight sandals Woolen socks (3 pairs) Clothes While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes. Hat (For warmth) Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material Fleece Jacket or pullover Underwear (4 pairs) Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants Gaiters (Optional) Thermal Clothing (As per the Season) Lightweight rain Jacket Warm Gloves or mittens Sports bra Miscellaneous Items Sun block Toilet articles and towel Small Knife First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you) Batteries backup</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>Proper trekking shoes ( Waterproof and snow resistance)- Good one not available in Nepal</p> <p>Sun hat, warm woolen socks &amp; warm cap- can be bought in Nepal for cheap</p> <p>Warm trekking Clothes - Can be bought at cheap cost in Nepal</p> <p>Water purification pills - can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Altitude sickness resistance pills - Can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Down Jacket - can be Rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>Down-Sleeping Bag- Can be rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>personal small trekking bag- can be bought for cheap in Nepal and a duffel bag will be provided to carry your 10 kg up the Himalayas by the porter.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p>

Food

No meals are included on the cost but our staff and guide will help you get access to the best restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu and also help you get access to good organic and healthy meals during your trek. Our sister Agency Everest Trekkers Fuel is also the sole provider of freeze-dry trekking and climbing meals and can be provided to you with small Additional Cost.

Accomodation

You would recommend you accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And recommend you to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek. But the cost does not include any accommodation. Our guide and staff will help you to get access to the best accommodation at the budget value.

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